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KPainter 08-28-2013 02:08 PM

The power of dither fish
 
In my 16 gallon, I've had ember tetras and green neons for a few months now, but rarely saw them except for feeding time or if I peeked into the room so they couldn't see me. The tank is in my office, though, so I'm in here all day and was getting pretty bummed out that my beautiful fish just hid in the plants all day.

Today I added 6 Harlequin Rasboras and what a difference! All my fish are now swimming about in the entire tank. The neons are still a little gun shy, but even they're much more visible. I can't believe what a different those Rasboras have made. Amazing! Not to mention how pretty they are.

beaslbob 08-28-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by KPainter (Post 2900841)
In my 16 gallon, I've had ember tetras and green neons for a few months now, but rarely saw them except for feeding time or if I peeked into the room so they couldn't see me. The tank is in my office, though, so I'm in here all day and was getting pretty bummed out that my beautiful fish just hid in the plants all day.

Today I added 6 Harlequin Rasboras and what a difference! All my fish are now swimming about in the entire tank. The neons are still a little gun shy, but even they're much more visible. I can't believe what a different those Rasboras have made. Amazing! Not to mention how pretty they are.

interesting.

Sound like the rasboras broke up some established territories.

my .02

KPainter 08-28-2013 04:29 PM

I don't think there were any territories - they all huddled in the corner under the anubias. Unless I wasn't in the room, then they swam around a little.

Tracy Bird 08-28-2013 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by KPainter (Post 2900841)
Today I added 6 Harlequin Rasboras and what a difference! All my fish are now swimming about in the entire tank. I can't believe what a different those Rasboras have made. Amazing! Not to mention how pretty they are.

I have had similar experiences with Rasbora's and my Rummies.

The Rummies go everywhere with the addition of the Rasbora. Certainly the Rummies feel at ease with fish swimming about, above them.....


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